Jan 182015
 

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zineMELT is coming to celebrate the world of DIY and independent publishing. On January 31st, 2015 zineMELT will bring together artist, writers, crafters, zinesters from around Los Angeles to gather at Meltdown Comics to display and sell their goods. Please mark your calendars and come out to support your local artist.

zineMELT
Meltdown Comics (map)
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046

 Posted by at 9:00 am
Jan 172015
 

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The 4th Annual L.A. Zine Fest is happening at:

Homenetmen (gymnasium and banquet hall)
3347 N San Fernando Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065
in the neighborhood of Glassell Park.

FREE TO ATTEND, L.A. Zine Fest celebrates self- publishing and
D.I.Y culture in the community. This year’s Fest will feature OVER 180 ZINESTERS writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers and artists/makers selling, trading and sharing their work, all in one place, for one amazing day!

*****EVENTS*****

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
An interview with Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
(co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk) facilitated by Dan Collins and Daiana Feuer of L.A. Record.

ALL DAY
**Music brought to you by KXLU 88.9FM**
**TWO ZINE LIBRARIES**

WORKSHOPS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

“POC Reclaimed Fame”
How does our history affect our identity & what can we do to reclaim it? What role do zines play in reclaiming our cultural identities? This open discussion will be led by Todd Honma of Pitzer College with panelists Yumi Sakugawa (I Think I Am In Friend Love With You), Adam Bernales (Seite Books), Mari Naomi (Dragon’s Breath and Other Stories), Angie Wang (Co-organizer of CALA), and Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot).

“When To Say When?”
As zinesters with all the feels, how do we decide which boundaries to cross? Leap over? Swaddle and never let go? How does leading a tell-all zine life affect our relationships in our everyday lives? This open discussion will be led by Joshua James (Antiquated Future) with panelists Aurora Lady (Don’t Hide Behind Your Skirt), Alex Wrekk (Brainscan), Kelli Callis (That Girl Zine), Jonas Cannon (The Greatest Most Traveling Circus!).

“Old School, New School”
A friendly, lively discussion between longtime and newer zinesters. They’ll share stories of veteran experience and newer zinester enthusiasm, look at the changing landscape of zine culture, and talk about the current challenges and celebrations of making paper zines. Todd Taylor (Razorcake) will be moderating the open discussion along with panelists Larry Harmon (Genetic Disorder), Sabrina Dropkick (Sleaze Steak), Amanda (editor of Sandy the Zine), and Johnnie Jungleguts.

“Straightforward Stitches: Bookbinding for all!”
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bind books? Maybe your zines need a little home-stitched touch? In this brief workshop you will receive information on how to make two different book structures. That means you will be able to leave zine fest with two books made from scratch! Huzzah! Hosted by Alyssa Ilves (interrobang books)

PARKING + TRANSPORTATION + UPDATED EVENT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON  www.lazinefest.com

 

 Posted by at 12:14 pm
Jan 092015
 

ZINE MELT_1

zineMELT is coming to celebrate the world of DIY and independent publishing. On January 31st, 2015 zineMELT will bring together artist, writers, crafters, zinesters from around Los Angeles to gather at Meltdown Comics to display and sell their goods. Please mark your calendars and come out to support your local artist.

zineMELT
Meltdown Comics (map)
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046

Interested on having a table? email us zines@meltcomics.com for information, limited space still available.

 Posted by at 2:02 pm
Jan 042015
 

983839_792216417504979_8373595411040130674_n Phat Con 2015!!! Meet artist, get stuff signed, Giveaways, Prizes, and so much more! Phat Con is Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from 11:30 AM – 5:00PM @ Dave & Buster’s at The Outlets at Orange

Sponsored By: Meltdown Comics & Collectibles and Dave & Buster’s at The Outlets at Orange

Guests:
-Danny Miki Ink Art Life & Skate
-Matt Hawkins
-Norm Rapmund
-D.J. Kirkbride
-Derek Fridolfs
-Sina Grace
-Daniel Freedman
-Pat Shand
-Michael Stock
-Nico Stock
-Marat Mychaels
-Tom Hodges
-Tony Brescini
-Paul Jamison
-BATT Matt Banning
-Drawings by nicole
-Lak Lim
-Irene Flores
-Hannah Nance Partlow
-Eric M. Esquivel
-Mike Vasquez Art
-Danny Silva
-Artist Abe Lopez
-Richard Garcia Art
-Linda Heredia
-Chrissy Lynn
-Jacqueline Monroe
-Michelle Inez
-Jacob Semahn
-Tee No Evil – Zany Zombie Shirts
-Agents of Cosplay
-Art of Tobias Gebhardt
-Pamela Lovas
-Ray-Anthony Height
-Castle Corsetry
-Dan Mendoza
-Zoe Moss
-Birds of ‘Play
-Ron Joseph
-Karl Altstaetter
– MojoPlush
-Sherilyn Tanala Encabo
-Zen HCMP
-Todd Nauck

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